Jesus did not die on a cross to save us from our sins so that we could trap ourselves by them again. Jesus tells us to pick up our cross and follow Him. What does that look like in our lives?
MONDAY: Read Mark 8:27-38. How do things change for Peter within this chapter? What does it show that Jesus goes from praising Peter to telling him to pick up his cross.
TUESDAY What is the difference between a fan and a follower? What are you a fan of and what are you a follower of? Are you a fan or follower of Jesus?
WEDNESDAY: Denying yourself, picking up your cross, and following Jesus is really hard. Pray to God to reveal what it looks like in your life.
THURSDAY: What can you do today to deny yourself? In what ways can you put your needs aside to practice what Jesus commanded us to do?
FRIDAY: We would rather believe in hard truths than nice lies. What are some nice lies you have believed or still believe?